John Morrissey– How Did the Boxer Die?

John Morrissey died at age 47, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding boxer John Morrissey's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Bare-knuckle fighter and gang member who became a State Senator and Congressman after his fighting days.

He tried his hand at gold mining and gambling when he was younger, and while pursuing each, he found himself prizefighting, and got hooked.

He was best known for convincing championship fighter Yankee Sullivan to fight him, and then winning when Sullivan got confused by the rules and left the fight prematurely.

How did John Morrissey die?

John Morrissey's death was caused by pneumonia.

Morrissey contracted pneumonia and died on May 1, 1878 at the age of 47.

Information about the death of John Morrissey
Cause of deathPneumonia
Age of death47 years
ProfessionBoxer
BirthdayFebruary 12, 1831
Death dateMay 1, 1878
Place of deathSaratoga Springs, New York, United States
Place of burialN/A